The only problem I found on this season is precisely the lack of combine-this-with-that-to create-somehing-else.
It made the puzzles too easy. Well... some of them, anyway.
And we need mini-games where you can shoot stuff with Sam's gun.
Nowadays, I start an adventure game and only play for about half an hour, an hour tops, so my brain is always fairly fresh when it comes to solving puzzles.
But back when I was a kid and I had to be home early or my parents would give me a damn good thrashing, I spent HOURS trying to solve puzzles. Needless to say, my brain was already so muddy and hazy from all the thinking, nothing made sense anymore.
My point? SOME peeps out there are still probably doing this. A couple of mini games help to clear your mind. And I ain't talking about the Hit the Road mini games. Those didn't help at all.
You need to shoot stuff while sipping a beer with a Jack Daniel's chaser. It makes every single thought disappear from your mind.